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Common ground : how to stop the partisan war that is destroying America

Author: Cal Thomas; Bob Beckel
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A conservative-and-liberal columnist team for "USA Today" makes recommendations for how adversarial politicians can move beyond partisanship to restore civility and productiveness throughout America.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Cal.
Common ground.
New York : William Morrow, ©2007
(OCoLC)608451689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cal Thomas; Bob Beckel
ISBN: 9780061236341 0061236349
OCLC Number: 166295043
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Who we are: Why I am a liberal / Bob Beckel --
Why I am a conservative / Cal Thomas --
Where we are: The people vs. the polarization of American politics --
The polarization of American politics --
"The rest of us" --
Congressional stories --
The parties --
The press, fund-raisers, and myths --
The gathering storms: Storm clouds from the South --
A circular firing squad --
"I'll never lie to you" --
Roe v. Wade --
The Reagan revolution --
Storms: Iran-contra and Bob Bork: the peace ends --
The politics of personal destruction --
Polarization's poster children: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush --
Clinton years/Clinton wars --
Clinton's revenge --
George Bush rides in --
War abroad and war at home --
The way we were: A change of culture --
When adults were in charge --
Bipartisanship --
The power of the parlor --
Common ground: Common ground: Slogan or choice? --
Common ground: A campaign guide for 2008 --
Selling common ground --
Thoughts and conclusions.
Responsibility: Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel.

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A conservative-and-liberal columnist team for "USA Today" makes recommendations for how adversarial politicians can move beyond partisanship to restore civility and productiveness throughout America.

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